Trends in colorectal cancer mortality in Europe: retrospective analysis of the WHO mortality database
Driss Ait Ouakrim, Cecile Pizot, Magali Boniol, Matteo Malvezzi, Mathieu Boniol, Eva Negri, Maria Bota, Mark A Jenkins, Harry Bleiberg, Philippe Autier
BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in colorectal cancer mortality in 34 European countries between 1970 and 2011. DESIGN: Retrospective trend analysis. DATA SOURCE: World Health Organization mortality database. POPULATION: Deaths from colorectal cancer between 1970 and 2011. Profound changes in screening and treatment efficiency took place after 1988; therefore, particular attention was paid to the evolution of colorectal cancer mortality in the subsequent period. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Time trends in rates of colorectal cancer mortality, using joinpoint regression analysis. Rates were age adjusted using the standard European population. RESULTS: From 1989 to 2011, colorectal cancer mortality in..View full abstract
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The study was mainly funded by the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon (France). DAO was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council under the Centre for Research Excellence scheme. Neither organisation had involvement in the design, conduct, and reporting of the study.